Contents tagged with Germany

  • Main lobbyist of Nord Stream 2 in Germany is Putin’s friend

    In the investigation of Alexei Navalny about Vladimir Putin's palace near Gelendzhik, among the many names of persons close to the Russian President, there is a "German friend", a former agent of the state security service of the GDR Matthias Warnig. In the video, Navaly notes that Warnig, who became a banker in the 1990s, financially helped Putin, a former KGB officer in Dresden, and his family.

    Deutsche Welle provides details of the Warnig's biography. The newspaper points out that during …

  • Navalny returning to Russia

    On January 17, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will return to Russia from Germany, where he was treated after being poisoned.

    "The question of "coming or not coming back " was never there before me. This is because I never left. I ended up in Germany, after being brought there in the intensive care box, because of one reason - they tried to kill me. I survived. And now Putin, who gave the order for my murder, is screaming in his bunker and tells his servants to do everything so that I …

  • Russia bans entry to members of Germany's security and intelligence agencies

    The Kremlin has banned officials of the "German Defense Ministry's security and intelligence agencies" entry to Russia.

    "According to the diplomatic principle of reciprocity, senior members of the German security and intelligence agencies that are part of the German Defense Ministry system have been placed on Russian no-entry list," said the Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement.

    The decision relates to EU sanctions against the leadership of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the …

  • Tikhanovskaya urges Germany to actively support protesters in Belarus

    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, one of the Belarusian opposition leaders, called on Germany to support more actively anti-Lukashenko protesters. "We hear a lot of words about support, but we need action," Tikhanovskaya told German newspaper Der Spiegel. She called for the abolition of the visa regime for those persecuted by the Belarusian authorities, as well as the expansion of EU sanctions against Lukashenko's "ruling circle".

    At the same time, Tikhanovskaya expressed confidence that the protesters …

  • EU condemns expansion of U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The European Council condemns the possible expansion of U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, stated European Council’s spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano, RIA Novosti reports.

    The European Union strongly opposes third-country sanctions against European companies doing legitimate business. "The extraterritorial sanctions run counter to the international law. European policy is defined in Europe, not in third countries," Stano said.

    He noted that …

  • Media: Germany prepares to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    Authorities in the German federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are working to establish a climate protection foundation in order to circumvent U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, reported Bild, citing sources. Bild's article is entitled "How Schwesig wants to outsmart the U.S. " (Manuela Schwesig heads the government of this German region).

    According to Bild, soon after its opening, the Foundation for Climate Protection will recognize Nord Stream 2 as "the most important element …

  • U.S. prepares sanctions against specific companies involved in Nord Stream 2

    U.S. authorities have identified companies that will be sanctioned due to their involvement in the Nord Stream project, dpa news agency reported, citing a senior U.S. official.

    It is noted that not only companies but also individuals can be sanctioned if they do not stop their operations related to the pipeline.

    "We’re in the process of calling a number of these companies to make them aware that they’re likely engaged in sanctionable activity," the official said.

    At the same time, he did not …

  • German lobbyists ask Washington not to pursue sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, an organization that lobbies for the interests German companies operating in Russia and Eastern Europe, appealed to prominent representatives of the U.S. Democratic Party with a request to abandon new, extraterritorial sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The letter is addressed to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and other well-known Democratic politicians, reports the newspaper Handelsblatt. As the …

  • Russian law enforcement agencies refuse to initiate criminal case into Navalny poisoning

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has refused to open a criminal case under Article 355 of the Russian Criminal Code on the development, production and storage of banned chemical weapons in connection with the poisoning of oppositionist Alexei Navalny, reported lawyers of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation with reference to the response of the Investigative Directorate of the FSB.

    According to the FSB, there are no grounds for any "procedural decisions" because "other law …

  • France and Germany prepare sanctions against Russia over Navalny’s poisoning

    The governments of France and Germany are preparing to expand sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny with the military nerve agent Novichok, said French Foreign Ministry in a statement.

    This statement was preceded by the confirmation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) of the results of tests provided by the laboratories in Germany and France, which had previously found traces of this substance in Navalny’s body. …